I have received a subpoena as a witness in a criminal case

I have received a subpoena as a witness in a criminal case and my testimony will not help this person and i will be going to court for no reason. How can I get the message to his lawyer that my testimony is going to hurt him instead of helping. Can I ask for a deposition? I also have my on lawyer and I have not talked to him about this but when I do in a few days I want to be ready so i can get out of this instead of wasting my time in court.


Asked over 4 years ago in Tennessee
Categories: Criminal Law

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V. Iyer

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You should contact a Tennessee criminal defense lawyer. You should talk to your lawyer and explain what your likely testimony will be and how you think it will hurt the defendant. Your lawyer then can talk to the defendant's lawyer. However, it is upto the defendant's lawyer to decide if he or she still wants your testimony. It is not your call to not show up as the Court can compel you to appear. All the best.

Posted over 4 years ago

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Thank you for the answer, i think that is a good answer because I will ask my lawyer to talk to his lawyer.

Posted over 4 years ago

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